Thursday, September 6, 2012

Loveland, Colorado~The Benson Sculpture Garden ~ Part1

"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace—only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us."
~ Anne Lamott

What does Loveland have besides such a memorable name?  An active art community and foundries.

A combination which leads the local DQ (Dairy Queen) on the main drive through town to feature over-sized mementos  in a parking lot, including fisherman and snowboarder, their muscles memorialized in bronze.

For me, art is synonymous with grace. It signifies beauty we can never forget.  Like this sculpture garden we happened upon only because we were early to the Denver are for a flight home from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

 THE ESCAPE, bronze by Curtis Zabel

THE ACTOR, Bronze by Dee Clements

With a 136 sculptures currently on public display, I have hungered to return. To feel the uplifting improbability of what is possible in this life when we forget what we want isn't possible. 

In a lifetime, mistakes will be made. But if we learn and humbly accept help, the Almighty allows us to recast mere metal into marvels. 


Oregon Sue said...

What a beautiful place. I'd love to go there too. xo

Lydia said...

Good morning, Sue. I hope you do get to see it in person some day.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Some wondeful pieces...! And to think there are over 160 of them. I can understand why you would want to go back and "capture" them all...!

This is my 3rd time trying to read the captcha. Why do they make this do hard???

Lydia said...

Good morning! Thank you for the update on the number of sculptures.

I call captcha my eye-test. It is too bad that so much spam starting floating in that it became necessary to require.

Recently I did something that made it easier on my own computer- if I can remember what it is (I'm a push buttons until it works kind of gal), I'll send you a note.

nikkipolani said...

Metal marvels indeed. Lovely work in a beautiful setting.